Getting Back to Green

seed-starterLately I’ve been posting on family updates but have drifted away from my GREEN tips and treasures.  So This posting is devoted to a hodge podge of GREEN tips, and thoughts and random facts.


  1. Following 20 yrs of warm summers, the spruce bark beetles are thriving in Alaska.  They have chewed up to 4 million acres of spruce trees.

  2. Prvent moths and other bugs from invading your closet by using dried lemon peel.  It’s a natural deterrent and it smells freshlemon

  3. Unplug!  If you’re not using an appliance, save energy by unplugging it. 

  4. Slow down.  It’s more fuel efficient to drive at slower speeds… this is a tough one for me.

  5. “Conservation means development as much as it does protection.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

  6. Start gardening, both indoors and outdoors and get your kids involved too!  Some fruits and vegetables can be potted for year-round consumption.  This is a great time of year to get your indoor starter kits going, as my good friend Molly has done.  Greg has lemon and Calamondin potted trees under florescent lights in our basement that we brought from Florida.  They will be making the transition outdoors soon!calamondin

  7. Top—loading washing machines use 45-50 gallons of water per load.  High-efficiency front-loaders use as little as 13 gallons per load!  Wow, what a difference. 

  8. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land service and now cover a measly 6%.

  9. The World Health Organization reports that indoor air pollution causes 14 times more deaths than outdoor air pollution (2.8 million lives).

  10.  “Nature is the most thrifty thing in the world; she never wastes anything; she undergoes change, but there’s no annihilation, the essence remains – matter is eternal.”  – Horace Binney


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